Suspect remains on the run after escaping police custody



FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - A man serving time for theft in a community corrections center in southwestern Pennsylvania escaped Saturday afternoon while he was being taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

Troopers from the Waynesburg barracks said 26-year-old Chad Adam Flick ran away as a security officer was escorting him from the Southwest Regional Medical Center in Franklin Township about 5 p.m. Saturday.

Flick, who has been convicted of theft-related charges in Somerset County, had been taken to the hospital for an unspecified medical treatment. He's been incarcerated at the Progress Community Corrections Center, a less-secure facility for nonviolent offenders run by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

“He complained to the staff about having some medical problems.  They took him to a medical center to be evaluated,” said the facility's director Gary Abrams.

State police, Waynesburg police and the Greene County sheriff's office said Flick ran into some nearby woods and hasn't been located since.

Flick is described as a white male, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds.

He has short brown hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue thermal shirt with a gray thermal shirt underneath, blue jeans and boots.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact PSP Waynesburg at 724-627-6151.